A Beauty Gazing into a Mirror
A Beauty Gazing into a Mirror
A Beauty Gazing into a Mirror
A Beauty Gazing into a Mirror
A Beauty Gazing into a Mirror

A Beauty Gazing into a Mirror

Hosoda Eishi (Japanese, 1756-1829)

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立美人図

Eishi was particularly noted for his full-length images of lithe, slender beauties. The pose of the courtesan allows for the display of her beautifully decorated kimono, which has a scene of women fulling (cleaning and thickening) cloth amid bush clover and a deeply winding stream. The pose also shows the viewer the nape of her neck-traditionally an area of erotic interest-where her hair is made up to leave two deep Vs.

The mirror reflects her lovely face, and the form of the cloth cover echoes her delicately raised hand as she adjusts one of her hair ornaments.

Purchased for the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000.

Object Information

artist
Hosoda Eishi (Japanese, 1756-1829)
period
Edo
creation date
1756-1829
materials
ink and color on silk
dimensions
37-7/8 x 17-1/2 in. (image)
71-1/4 x 20 in. (overall)
mark descriptions
Signed: Chobunsai Eishi
Seal: Shokuyu
accession number
2000.22
credit line
Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors

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